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What to know about female sex hormones

What to know about female sex hormones

Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play vital roles in sexual development, reproduction, and general health. Sex hormone levels change over time, but some of the most significant changes happen during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In this article, we discuss the different types of female sex hormones, their roles in the body, and how they […]

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Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia — though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that […]

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progesterone (Prometrium)

progesterone (Prometrium)

What is progesterone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks […]

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Evista (raloxifene)

Evista (raloxifene)

What are the uses for raloxifene? Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate. What brand names are available for raloxifene? Evista Is raloxifene available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription […]

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects […]

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Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

A recent study concludes that just a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Researchers put acupuncture to the test once again. Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall […]

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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that — for some women at least — acupuncture might bring relief. “Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do […]

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Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

A recent study suggests that mindfulness may be a promising tool to help menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness may relieve certain symptoms that women experience during menopause. Several studies have found that mindfulness can help with good psychological health. The word “mindfulness” has been trending in recent years, but what is […]

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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who are “mindful” in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn’t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, […]

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esterified estrogens (Menest)

esterified estrogens (Menest)

What is esterified estrogens, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Esterified estrogens are a mixture of several estrogens, a type of female hormone. Estrogens cause growth and development of female sex organs and the maintenance of sex characteristics, including growth of underarm and pubic hair and shaping of body contours and skeleton. Estrogens […]